Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Big Shawl and Sleeves Tadaaaaa

big tadaa of the new set I made for myself and already loooove so much, I wear it every day!

be aware of tons of pictures

my new cozy set, perfect for the cold days we are having now. the shawl is so large, it could also be called a throw. I wear it around my shoulders, or when it's really cold I'll wrap it around my neck. the gloves are more like sleeves since there is no thumb gap.

the sleeves are perfect for typing and holding your hot cup of tea or coffee. not that you needed that demonstrated, but I think it looks nice, haha.

a little technical information:

for this entire set I used 100% merino yarns from various brands that are crocheted on hook size 4 mm
the shawl is made of 9 balls: 3 pink, 1 moss green, 3 green, 2 grey and hook size 4 mm
the sleeves are made of 2 balls: 1 pink and 1 cream and hook size 3.5 mm to get the stitches nice and tight

pattern for the shawl comes from the book Haken en Kleur by sweet Claire and Saskia

the pattern for the sleeves is my own, you can find it here and just leave out the thumb part

the roses on the brooch are done according to the pattern in this book and this book (exact same pattern)   both available in Dutch too. they are hand stitched onto an xl safety pin I happened to have left over from a cardigan. the roses on the sleeves are a mini version I made of the same rose 
the leaves are just something I made up, I don't have a pattern. the green wave edge is crocheted on top

many thanks to my wonderful husband for taking these images

and this set appears to be very huggable as Floyd approves 
not the best, but probably my fav image of all



  1. Ah just love this set Maaike! You have such a beautiful eye for colour and it looks so fantastic on you. I hope you are well my lovely.

    Take care

    Vanessa xxxxxxx

  2. Prachtig mooi! Leuke kleurencombinatie ook!

  3. Amazing set, so cosy looking and such a pretty pattern, just in time for the freezing weather!

  4. it all looks gorgeous! I'm feeling familiar with both these items right now. I like the shape of your shawl, it looks easy to wear. And the colours are sweet, nice to add in some pink. I'm making a similar version of the sleeves right now. I love the two tone and the rose, just lovely. Nice to have a matching one for your shawl. Do show us. Thanks for the pattern for the sleeves, Heather x

  5. So pretty, and I like the green and pink combination. xx

  6. Love the coloures you have used...looking realy good

  7. echt prachtig!! ben zelf met zon shawl in driehoek bezig, almaar bolletjes wol bijbestellen, gaat veel inzitten!:-)
    nu ga ik de handwarmers erbij maken, ik vind ze prachtig! dank voor de info!

    goldenstardust van instagram ;-)

  8. Prachtig zeg! De kleuren zijn ook zo mooi uitgezocht! Mijn complimenten!

  9. Floyd vindt je sjaal ook al zo mooi! Gaaf geworden.

  10. Gelukkig maar dat je een megalading foto´s hebt gemaakt. Ik geniet van elke foto. :)
    Ik had je handschoenen al hoog op mijn to-do lijst staan. Maar na deze post staat het nu bovenaan. De roosjes maken het helemaal af.
    Het is hier in ons Ierse huis altijd bibberkoud in de ochtend (en meestal ook de rest van de dag) en deze wristies zijn dan ook perfect. Dank je voor het patroon!

  11. Wow.....wat een mooie zachte kleurencombinatie waanzinnig!

  12. Wat een prachtige set heb je er van gemaakt en ook de kleuren die je hebt gecombineerd echt heel erg mooi!

  13. Ziet er heerlijk warm en mooi uit! Geweldig mooie kleuren!

    Groetjes van Ellebel

  14. Het is prachtig, mooie kleurencombinatie ook en die polswarmers zien er zo zacht en warm uit.

  15. So beautiful and it shows that you are proud and loving your set of warmth. A big huggability factor...it is simply stunning!

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  17. Your new winter set is so wonderful!!!
    Enjoy the winter time :)

  18. echt mooi ik ga ook maken..bedankt voor het delen...

  19. This is such a sweet and enchanting set. I absolutely love the colors! Adorable :-)

  20. Wow, wat een mooie romantische set!! Ben zelf al met een omslagdoek bezig maar deze handwarmers ga ik er zeker bij haken!


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